Road Diet for Cesar Chavez Street

SFMTA – excerpt – 10/3/14

moving-sf_originalSome streets could do with a diet, and Cesar Chavez Street used to be one of them.

If you visit the corridor today, you’ll see that its belt has been tightened with a “road diet.”

A road diet is a transportation planning technique where the number of travel lanes or width of the road is reduced to make the street slower and safer.

Cesar Chavez was designed for rush hour traffic. Its six wide, freeway-like traffic lanes encouraged high vehicle speeds and created an uncomfortable experience for people wanting to cross it or ride a bike on it… (more)